"Insert one or several dots (".") anywhere in your email address. Gmail doesn't recognize periods as characters in addresses -- we just ignore them."
@dadegroot @diegovicente That's what I'm saying. I know that if you have email@example.com, you can turn it into wha.tever@ or any dot variations. Sending or receiving. But it can't mess with your emails hosted somewhere else. (Except for GSuite accounts or whatever they're called).
It's as if they create virtual aliases for all your username letters + any numbers of dots. So that's simply a feature (that hosters of old would charge extra).
@zladuric @diegovicente my problem with it is their mail routing algorithms aren’t as good as they think they are. If I have account firstname.lastname@example.org and you have account email@example.com, at no point should I receive mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org but sometimes I do.
So either they honour the dots properly or don’t allow accounts that would match with/without a dot.
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